The Opportunist (paper clay)

I let things dry and keep adding branches. Wet clay easily adheres to dry clay.

Now adding leaf buds one by one.

Finished with the paper clay part.

The I painted it black and removed the black paint from the surface. I am glad to see my idea of scribing extra lines in areas that are supposed to be dark worked like adding extra lines to an ink drawing. And so now I will add a couple layers of a paste wax and buff it to a nice warm glow. Then I can add it to my collection of animals from my urban jungle.

The Opportunist     Paper Clay on Board     24"x12"